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More than 700 to Volunteer for CPA Day of Service on Sept. 23
Hundreds of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and volunteers will take the day off from work in service of others across the Commonwealth. It’s all part of CPA Day of Service on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. CPA firms and individual CPAs across Virginia will unite together for volunteer activities of their choice. Hosted by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), this single day of volunteer service represents the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work.
More than 700 volunteers across the state will work at volunteer locations encompassing a variety of organizations and including both indoor and outdoor projects. Some organizations with CPA volunteers include Arlington Food Assistance Center, Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Avalon Shelter for Battered Women in Chesapeake, Junior Achievement in Richmond, St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk and Shalom Farms in Goochland.
“Often, certified public accountants are pigeonholed as the treasurer of an organization,” Jamie Walker, CPA, said. “But they have so much depth and breadth about them; they have so much more to offer.”
That is why Walker championed the idea to participate in the CPA Day of Service when he served as Chair of the VSCPA Board of Directors in 2009.
“It is very important as individuals and citizens to give back and for the CPA community to step out of what they would normally do,” he said.
To spotlight the value CPAs offer the Commonwealth’s citizens and commerce, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 18–24, 2011, as Virginia CPA Week. Click here to take a look at the pictures from the 2010 VSCPA CPA Day of Service.
The VSCPA hopes the commemorative week, along with the CPA Day of Service, will build awareness of the significant growth and importance of the CPA profession and the VSCPA, which now serves more than 10,000 members. CPAs are trusted advisors to businesses, organizations and individuals, helping them make sound financial decisions, and this week highlights the CPA profession’s important contributions to Virginia citizens and communities.
LAST UPDATED 9/19/2011